I was reading an interesting article on Collider yesterday on how Twilight killed the vampire movie. I’ve long since made my personal distaste for that movie franchise be known. Don’t believe me? Search this blog for the tag “Twilight Sucks”. But, it’s not as if I am alone on hatin’ on that pile of garbage.
But has it killed the vampire at the movies? Well, let’s take a look at vampires for a moment…
This week on the podcast, the Geeks discussed what is and isn’t a geek property.
Now, I don’t want to cast aspersions over other people’s interests and definitions. I did not think Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl was a geek book. I wasn’t even convinced the main character was a geek character. A fan? Sure. No question. A geek? I didn’t think so. Why? I’ll expand on this a bit after the cut.
Jenny picked Rainbow Rowell’s novel Fangirl as the latest Gabbing Geek book club for the podcast. I finished it up and have a few thoughts.
To begin, this isn’t really a “geek” book. It’s a coming-of-age novel about a girl that might be a geek. I don’t really think she is, actually. For more thoughts, and potential SPOILERS, see after the cut.
The easy answer is, when I’m in line at the movie rental store, I’m much more likely to pick up something geeky or a stupid comedy than some heart wrenching drama. One of those three usually gets accolades. The other 4/5ths (#jennymath) usually do not. And to celebrate the worst of movies that Jimmy likely saw, they invented the Razzies. Given out 24 hours before Neil Patrick Harris shocked the world and brought Gabbing Geek to its knees by mentioning Clue in the opening musical number, here are your 2015 Razzie winners…